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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #700 on: August 29, 2007, 03:23:41 PM »

Yeah then come down to earth thinking about the naff UK weather :(
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #701 on: August 29, 2007, 05:41:48 PM »

Yeah then come down to earth thinking about the naff UK weather :(
Nothing wrong with our weather, the suns shining and not a cloud in the sky. 8)
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #702 on: August 30, 2007, 09:37:15 AM »

yes brain
my name is Adam and i am up in north queensland.
I too am expecting my first shipment soon to can't wait.
where abouts in melb you from.
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« Reply #703 on: August 30, 2007, 09:46:36 AM »

the suns shining with not a cloud in the sky 364 days a year here, 8)
give me a rainy day anytime O0
 
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« Reply #704 on: August 30, 2007, 02:19:18 PM »

wish i hadnt said anything now. leave of about the Babes, you can keep the 4x.
and leave it out about the weather, rubbing salt in or wot!
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #705 on: August 30, 2007, 03:46:30 PM »

Colin,

But when it does rain here it does not muck around, up north of me had last week 1000 millimetres of rain in 48 hours, just a drop in the ocean........ ::) ::)



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« Reply #706 on: August 30, 2007, 09:01:34 PM »

hello
ebay has issue 20-23 if anybody needs them a few days to go
cheers
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« Reply #707 on: August 31, 2007, 03:02:03 AM »

yes brain
my name is Adam and i am up in north queensland.
I too am expecting my first shipment soon to can't wait.
where abouts in melb you from.

Hi Adam and all,   I'm from Northcote, Melbourne. Martin, I will build my model as a static ship. I have built Amati's H.M.S Bounty and was very impressed with the quality of timber and fittings. This is my first battleship model, as I mostly build sailing ship models. 

               Cheers   Brian.
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #708 on: August 31, 2007, 06:25:15 AM »

Hi all,

Iwill be building my Bismark as a full RC version..................


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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #709 on: August 31, 2007, 11:30:11 PM »

Well I'm going to spend some time over the weekend building model boats..........! :-\

Anyway, I've bought some "gauze", which one do you think I should use?







The reel is self adhesive builders 'scrim' and the other stuff is comm or garden bandage.
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« Reply #710 on: August 31, 2007, 11:35:07 PM »

id say use the builder stuff, more durable.
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #711 on: August 31, 2007, 11:53:38 PM »

Martin, how is PVA type glue going to bond with mesh that open? I don't think that even resin would work with that. Before plastering the inside of your pride and joy at least put it on a test piece first and see what happens: 1) does it actually set properly to the underlying surface?; 2) does it improve strength?

I think that Hatchette are making a very dodgy suggestion here. Be very careful before committing yourself as you'll never get it out if it doesn't work.
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« Reply #712 on: August 31, 2007, 11:57:03 PM »

A suggestion. Have a look in Halfords for some Davids tissue for use with their glass resin, it worked for me for years before I descovered propper fibrglass.
 Hope this helps.
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« Reply #713 on: September 01, 2007, 09:07:39 AM »

Martin

I still do not think that guy in yellow has any idea what he is doing, sack him and get a proper model boat builder in, YOU ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Brian
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #714 on: September 01, 2007, 10:54:53 AM »

Yes, looks like Bob the Bodger - "Can we fix it? No we can't!"
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« Reply #715 on: September 03, 2007, 02:40:26 PM »

Martin

Suppose your hands are tied if you are bulding by the book with going the magazine/Amati method of Gauze n PVA,  in that case I would go with the smaller web of the two as that is the approx size the mag shows.

Having said that I would not go this route at all and go via the PSSHIPS method, also it seems some in Germany have used a product from Graupner called 'Glattfix' for sealing but dont think it is available in the UK, I think this is only a sealing agent so unsure if there is any strength to it ;)

Also I hear that the Hull scuttle/porthole eyebrow's are to be supplied as PE parts at some point in the series O0
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #716 on: September 03, 2007, 04:53:36 PM »

reckon you are making a grave for yourself going witht the hatchet method (pva). pop down local model shop and get some cloth and resin.
or try local chandlers and try there stuff. you can thin it out a bit using Meths. use only a very small amount though.
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #717 on: September 05, 2007, 09:24:24 AM »



I think I have to go with Down below / Hachette on this one. Gauze (bandage) and PVA.
I don't think it the best or easiest method by far but it certainly not the worse.
.... The bow section is going to be a real bitch!

"pass me that bucket of PVA Bradders!"
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« Reply #718 on: September 05, 2007, 10:40:16 AM »

Planking finished......YES   O0   O0


Happy? me? never   ;D
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #719 on: September 05, 2007, 11:09:16 AM »

Martin,

Over here PVA is also available in waterproof variety, adding that to your builders tape will work very well, I use the glue all the time..........


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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #721 on: September 07, 2007, 11:32:34 PM »

Looks like a poor idea from Hachette  >:(
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« Reply #722 on: September 08, 2007, 01:11:09 AM »

why dont you just use standard glass fiber ot cloth and resin ??
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« Reply #723 on: September 08, 2007, 03:38:57 AM »

ROLF.  I'm glad I'm not bothering with this ;)

Have you tried painting the inside of the hull with PVA, then applying dry gauze to the glued surface ?
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Re: Build the Bismarck - a "Hachett" job?
« Reply #724 on: September 08, 2007, 05:41:07 AM »

Martin,

When sealing the inside of my boats, I use a gauze which is used by plasterers, it has a reasonably open weave but is already sticky one side, cut and stick then simply paint with waterproof PVA, seems to work quite well..........


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